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Rose: Mourinho didn’t give me ‘as much of a chance as everybody else’

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Danny Rose believes he “wasn’t given as much of a chance as everybody else in the backline” upon the arrival of Jose Mourinho as Tottenham Hotspur manager, leading to his swift departure and loan to Newcastle United.

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The 29-year-old left back had been at Tottenham for 12 years and held down the starting job for the last six, at one point putting his name into the conversation for best in the world. A couple of long-term injuries have since taken their toll and Rose hasn’t quite been the same player since. As he tells it, he knew almost immediately that Mourinho’s appointment wasn’t going to be good for him — quotes from the BBC:

“I do feel I wasn’t given as much of a chance as everybody else in the backline. I did want to play for him.”

“I knew after a month I was never going to play. It was difficult going out to train knowing I wasn’t going to play.

“It’s not worked out, but full respect to him and what he’s doing at the club. He took over with the club 12 points adrift of Chelsea, and now it’s four.

“I have to be honest, I thought I would continue playing.”

It doesn’t come across as sour grapes from Rose, who admits he’s not the same player he was before missing nearly a year with a knee injury, but it’s quite clear he’s disappointed that it came to him having to leave the club to play regularly.

Newcastle fills left back hole with Spurs loanee Rose

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Steve Bruce calls Danny Rose a “class act” and hopes the Spurs loanee can shore up Newcastle’s injury-plagued left back position.

The Magpies saw loan star Jetro Willems suffer a season-ending injury, and Paul Dummett has a similar lengthy injury. Right midfielder Matt Ritchie has been pitching in at left back.

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Rose has struggled for a couple of years but has as many England caps as years on Earth (29) and will play in a new shirt for the first time since a 2013 loan to Newcastle rival Sunderland.

Overall, Rose has scored 10 goals with 29 assists in 214 appearances for Spurs.

As for the man himself, here are his thoughts from NUFC.co.uk:

“It’s a great honor for me to be here. I’m so grateful that the manager has brought me in and I’m looking to repay him in every way I can as soon as I’m playing. For me, it’s really exciting that I can come here and have the chance to play in front of the Newcastle fans.

“Newcastle is one of the biggest clubs in England. I spoke to the manager last night and he told me there were 50,000 fans here at the weekend against Oxford. You can’t go wrong with that kind of passion and support from the fans, and it’s something I’m looking forward to.”

Rose had planned to run down the final 18 months of his deal, so this could easily turn into something bigger if Rose refinds a semblance of his best form.

It wasn’t too long ago that Rose was being linked with Manchester United, Schalke, and others. Might Newcastle become his surprise long-term home.

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Spurs send Rose, Walker-Peters out on loan

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You get a full-back, you get a full-back, and you get a full-back!

Tottenham has sprinkled a pair of full-backs elsewhere around the Premier League by sending Danny Rose and Kyle Walker-Peters out on loan.

Walker-Peters’ move is confirmed, with the 22-year-old moving to Southampton until the end of the season. The right-back has had very few opportunities this season, with Jose Mourinho preferring Serge Aurier as well as young Japhet Tanganga. At Southampton, there will be far more chances for the Spurs youth product to see the field with Cedric moving to Arsenal on loan.

Rose, who will be 30 years old this summer, heads to Newcastle United on loan in a move that is not yet confirmed but heavily reported, including from the Guardian who reports that Newcastle will pay a $2.6 million loan fee, with an option to make the move permanent this summer. BBC Sport has also reported news of the loan. Rose has logged just a single Premier League start for Spurs and three total appearances since the start of November. Young arrival Ryan Sessegnon has earned more playing time under Jose Mourinho, pushing Rose to the peripheral. There were reports of a training ground bust-up between Mourinho and Rose last week, but the manager denied those.

He will arrive at Newcastle as a likely starter thanks to a host of injuries clearing the way. Both Paul Dummett and Jetro Willems are out for the season, causing Steve Bruce to fit Matt Ritchie into the left wing-back position lat time out against Everton.

Transfer rumor roundup: Rose in demand; Matviyenko to Arsenal

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With just one week to go until the January transfer window shuts, things are heating up across the Premier League as clubs prepare to shuffle their packs and have a roll of the dice ahead of the final months of the season.

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Here’s a look at some of the latest rumors popping up around the PL.

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Danny Rose is a man in demand as the Tottenham left back has reportedly fallen out with Jose Mourinho.

Rose, 29, has just over a year left on his current Spurs contract and has already publicly stated that he intents to run it down as chairman Daniel Levy hasn’t offered him a new deal.

Given his current situation as youngster Japhet Tanganga has held down the left back spot in recent weeks, multiple reports claim that Newcastle, Bournemouth and Watford are all said to be interested in Rose’s experience at left back. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce was very complimentary of Rose when asked about a possible loan move for the man who has been at Spurs for 12 years.

The England international will be keen to play in the second part of the season as he tries to seal his spot in Gareth Southgate‘s Three Lions squad for EURO 2020 and although giving up Champions League action and a top four push will be tough, playing regularly has to be his aim and it doesn’t seem like that will happen at Spurs.

Watford have Adam Mesina filing in at left back with Jose Holebas out injured, while Newcastle have big injury problems in that area with Jetro Willems and Paul Dummett both out for the rest of the season. As for Bournemouth, Charlie Daniels remans out and Sergio Rico has had an up and down time.

Newcastle would seem like a smart move for Rose who could play as a left wing back and he would be urged to get forward and join attacks whenever he felt like it. The Magpies are also well clear of the relegation scrap which would mean he could enjoy himself a little more and provide an attacking outlet for Bruce’s side.

At this stage of his career whoever does sign Rose, if he leaves Spurs, would be getting a vastly experienced professional who is solid defensively and capable of delivering moments of quality in the final third, even if his best days seem long gone.


Heading across north London and Arsenal have been linked with Shakhtar Donetsk and Ukraine center back Mykola Matviyenko.

The 23-year-old can operate as a left-sided center back and Arsenal certainly need an extra option in that area of the pitch after Callum Chambers’ season-ending injury and the erratic form of Shkodran Mustafi, David Luiz and Sokratis.

According to his agent Matviyenko would be available on loan for the rest of this season and Shakhtar are reportedly asking for a transfer fee in excess of $40 million for the defender who has been key to their success and Ukraine reaching EURO 2020 this summer.

Mikel Arteta remained tight-lipped when asked directly about Matviyenko in his latest press conference but he has confirmed all January long that the Gunners are looking to sign new central defenders. Jerome Boateng, John Stones and Dayot Upamecano have all been linked with a move to Arsenal but maybe Matviyenko is the best fit for Arteta’s men.

Mourinho denies bust-up with Rose

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Jose Mourinho has denied he has had a training ground bust-up with left back Danny Rose.

Reports had circulated that Rose and Mourinho were involved in a heated argument in training on Monday after the England left back was unhappy to be left out of the squad for the 0-0 draw at Watford on Saturday.

Mourinho had said that Rose was out injured with a back problem but the left back has since denied he wasn’t fit to play against the Hornets.

Speaking to the media ahead of Spurs’ home game against Norwich on Wednesday (Watch live, 2:30 p.m. ET online via NBCSports.com), Mourinho wasn’t having any of it.

“I don’t know what you mean by tension in the air, I don’t have a problem with him,” Mourinho said. “On the Thursday before Watford late evening I got a call from my medical staff saying that Danny was calling them with a problem in his back and he wouldn’t train the next day. Friday it was a bit of a surprise to see him training, but even so I decided to play with (Japhet) Tanganga and have Ryan (Sessegnon) on the bench. That is the situation.”

Mourinho added that Rose’s display against Liverpool was “not phenomenal” and reading between the lines, he was dropped.

If there wasn’t an incident or at least some anger between Rose and Mourinho, why would reports of this nature surface?

With youngster Japhet Tanganga starting at left back for Tottenham, and doing a very good job as Mourinho praised him afterwards, it is understandable that Rose would have his nose put out of joint a little.

The England international has less than 18 months left on his current contract at Spurs and has already spoken publicly about his plans to run down that deal as chairman Daniel Levy hasn’t offered him a new deal.

It will be intriguing to see how this plays out as Tanganga now seems to be Spurs’ first choice left back and Rose will have to be happy with playing a bit-part role between now and the end of the season.

His experience and quality is undoubted but with Spurs’ defensive unit all over the place this season, Mourinho is well within his rights to mix things up with formations and personnel as he tries to make Tottenham tough to beat.